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2018 Kansas Business Appreciation Month Awards Nomination Form

  1. Now is your chance to honor businesses in your community by nominating them for a 2018 Kansas Business Appreciation Month Award. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of any Kansas business that has positively impacted its community, its workforce and/or the Kansas economy. The state's top nominees will be invited to the Team Kansas awards banquet on June 5th when the winner of the Governor's Award of Excellence is announced.

    Nominations will be accepted in the following four categories:

    • Manufacturing/Distribution

    • Service

    • Retail

    • Hospital/Non-Profit

    Businesses can be nominated by any individual or organization, and nominators may submit multiple businesses.

    The nomination deadline is Friday, March 30, at 5 p.m. Late nominations will not be accepted. For more information, contact Tricia Kensinger with the Kansas Department of Commerce at (785) 296-7911 or

    Businesses will be judged and publicly recognized based solely on the information provided by the nominator.

  2. Business Information

  3. Type of Business*

  4. Note: Examples of Retail businesses include banks, restaurants and antique shops. Examples of Service businesses include advertising and marketing agencies, commercial feed yards and law firms.

  5. Nominating Organization Information

  6. Does this business export any of its products?*

  7. If this company is at least 51 percent minority-or woman-owned, would you like to nominate it for the Minority and Women Business Development Awards program?

  8. Judging Criteria

  9. Has the business undergone any recent expansions within Kansas?*

  10. Does the business provide employee training/educational programs?*

  11. Please state in a dollar amount (i.e. $50,000)

  12. Has the business or its employees received any awards within the past 5 years?*

  13. How does the business support local activities? (please list as many as possible and provide examples.)

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